Commercial driver’s license truck driver training offered

Coastal Bend College expands its CDL driver training program to all campuses. In addition to long- and short-haul commercial truck driving, the oil industry in South Texas is hiring qualified truck drivers, so now is the time to get the training.

 All campus programs have been approved for Workforce Investment Act Funding for eligible clients as funds are available. The cost of this CDL program is $4200 on any campus. This does not cover mandatory drug screening, DOT permit, physical and DVM reports. 

 The expansion is in response to the increased need for drivers in the region. “We teach drivers to think cognitively and be aware of surrounding and drive proactively, not reactively,” said Angela Saenz Ngo of Excel Driver Services.

 In Beeville, the program begins on Sept. 12. Classes are Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m.to 6 p.m. for three weeks. Classes are held in the George F. Elam Technical-Vocational Building, E-143. For more information call  the Customized and Continuing Education Office at (361) 362-2633 and ask for forms to be mailed to you or pick up forms at CBC Lott-Canada Facility at 900 West Corpus Christi Street (Hwy 59 West).

 In Pleasanton, the program starts on Sept. 12. Classes are Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m.to 6 p.m. for three weeks. Classes are held in at the CBC Pleasanton Campus, located at 1411 Bensdale Road in Pleasanton. For more information, call Sharon Mayberry in the Customized and Continuing Education Department at (830) 569-4222 Ext. 1232. 

 In Kingsville, the first class is on Oct. 3. Classes are Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m.to 6 p.m. for three weeks. Classes are held at CBC Kingsville Campus, located at 1814 S. Brahma Blvd. Call Deb Branstetter at (361) 592-1615 Ext. 4053 for more details. 

 In Alice, call Angela Saenz Ngo with Excel Driver Services at (361) 664-2981 Ext. 3005 for the next available start date. Classes are held at CBC Alice Campus, located at 704 Coyote Trail. Truck driving classes are ongoing on this campus.

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